Environmental Scorecard Questions for Evanston Candidates

Dear Candidate:

Citizens’ Greener Evanston thanks you for taking this survey to help the public understand your position with regard to sustainability and climate change. There are 11 questions, most of which provide you space to elaborate on your responses. At the end of the survey you’ll also have an opportunity to make additional comments.

Your Name: ____________________

1. What have you done in your personal life to reduce your environmental impact?

2. With “1” being most important and “5” least important, how important are environmental issues relative to the many other issues faced by the City of Evanston?
Please explain:

3. Evanston is on track for 20% greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction from 2005 to 2016. Would you support revising the Evanston Climate Action Plan to reflect the Compact of Mayors target of 27% by 2020?

4. Community Aggregation with 100% renewable energy has been the biggest single factor in reducing Evanston’s greenhouse gas emissions. Do you support continuing this program?
Yes ____ No ____
Please explain:

5. Would you support a local PACE or other financing initiative to fund energy efficiency and solar investments for Evanston homes and businesses?
Yes __ No ___
Please explain:

6. Most North Shore communities protect trees on both public and private property.  Would you support an Evanston ordinance that would protect trees in a manner comparable to these other communities?
Yes ___ No ___
Please explain:

7. Would you push for local regulation of pesticides, such as neonicotinoids, and help Evanston pass an ordinance regulating them?
Yes ____ No ____
Please explain:

8. Do you support the full implementation of the Evanston Bike Plan?
Yes __ No ___
Please explain:

9. Despite significant sewer improvements and drainage regulations, continued development and unpredictable rainfall patterns are expected to intensify future flooding. What city incentives do you recommend to promote private rain gardens, green roofs, porous pavement, and other such steps? How should the city proceed to implement such steps on public land?

10. The Evanston Producemobile program suggests that as many as 14% of Evanston residents may be food insecure.  What will you do to be sure all people in Evanston have enough food, and healthy food, to eat?

11. In your past experience, what have you done to support environmental justice? How might the City promote environmental justice?

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